Monday, November 24, 2008

For little boys with special hobbies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I decorated these boxes for two nephews last Christmas. The box on the left was for the coin collector.  I lined the bottom with felt, then hand-painted his initials on the lid to personalize it.  For a special surprise, I put some coins in the box from different countries.  The box on the right was for the car enthusiast in the family.  I painted wooden letters that spelled "CARS", then hand-painted the rest of it to say, "Isaiah's cars."  A painted road went completely around the outside of the box.  This box was also lined on the bottom with felt.  My husband and I found some toy cars that he would like, including his favorite at the time, a Dodge Charger.  Perhaps you are thinking of the kids in your life that may be into these things, or perhaps into something completely different.  You can make boxes to hold all sorts of things:  art supplies, marbles, or bugs and nature items.  At craft stores, you can find boxes with handles made out of card board, wood or tin.  Let your imagination soar, and post pictures of your latest creations.  I would love to see what you come up with.

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